Each episode takes an issue that is deeply ingrained in the culture of either the UK or the US, but is also a total mystery to one side or the other
New Podcast: Unions21 Conference 2019 and the Future of Collective Voice
The highlights from the Unions21 2019 Conference sessions on Collective Voice.
New Podcast: Can The Industrial Strategy Deliver?
Becky and I welcomed Andy Haldane, Chief Economist at the Bank of England to the last episode of the current Unions21 podcast series. Andy spoke with us in his capacity as the chair of the Industrial Strategy Council– charged with holding the government to account over its delivery (or not) of the strategy’s objectives. We made clear … Continue reading New Podcast: Can The Industrial Strategy Deliver?
“Can Damon Silvers Save Organized Labor?”
So asked the Washington Post in 2013. So as the POTUS pays us a visit, we sat down with Damon Silvers, Director of Policy and Special Counsel at the AFL-CIO, America’s TUC to record a special Unions21 podcast. That question is even more important today, as a hostile environment rages against organised labour in the US. … Continue reading “Can Damon Silvers Save Organized Labor?”
Jess Phillips MP on Women and Work
We talk women an work, childcare (why describing it as low-skill is so wide of the mark) why it’s good to laugh (“gags are supposed to be funny, that’s the point”), and why we shouldn’t be grateful when we win.
NEW PODCAST: Enforcing Labour Standards
Non-compliance is a major issue – for being paid at least at the statutory levels, for equipment and working practices being safe. You can have all the positive legislation in the world, but effective enforcement is needed to make good intentions a day-to-day reality.
The Future Of Work – Taming The Robots
In the latest Unions21 podcast, Christina Colclough and Jonnie Penn talk about their work with the 20m strong UNi Global Union and the Future World of Work project.
NEW PODCAST What Future For ACAS?
Is it possible or realistic to see the ACAS of 2025, being at the heart of renewed public policy to encourage and facilitate good standards at work?
NEW PODCAST HeartUnions Week 2019
As we come to the end of this year’s HeartUnions week, the latest Unions21 podcast looks at some of the many things that have been going on to highlight the good and wonderfully varied things that unions do.
Westminster Abuse: Time To Debunk False Roadblocks To Progress
Would-be practical obstacles to the Cox report need recognising and debunking before they become a justification for doing nothing.